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Roger Pocock Archive
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1.1 Scrapbooks and Diaries

Subseries document the travels, occupations, and interests of Pocock and consists of his scrapbooks and diaries. Pocock's scrapbooks contain journal entries, correspondent, sketches, photographs, clippings, among other things, which document his whereabouts and activities of a particular year. Hi diaries contain journal entries and appointments of a particular year. Scrapbooks primarily cover his time in North America from 1880 to 1913 and his travels to Northern Norway in 1920. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

1.2 Correspondence

Subseries contains letters from Pocock or to him from various people. Primarily consists of letters between Pocock and Harwood Steele. Also includes letter from his sister Hilda Pocock to Flora Steele regarding Pocock's funeral. Subseries is arranged by correspondent chronologically.

1.3 Miscellaneous

Subseries consists of records created by or about Pocock pertaining to his travels, publishing activities, occupations, and interests. It includes publishing contracts for several of his books, his certificate of discharge from the NWMP, and his resume while living in Hollywood. Subseries is arranged chronologically.

2.1 Books by Pocock

Subseries consists of books written by Pocock. Only one book, Curly, is confirmed to be from Pocock's personal collection. Subseries is arranged chronologically.

2.3 Publications by Others

Subseries consists of biographies or obituaries about Pocock and publications from or about the Legion of Frontiersmen. Many of these publications were written after Pocock's death and were likely not a part of his personal items.

3.1 Portraits

Subseries consists of portrait photographs of Pocock and other family members. It is arranged chronologically.

3.2 Images of British Columbia ([1890] - 1895)

Subseries contains photographs and a lithograph of British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains, though locations of photographs are largely unidentified . Photographs were likely either taken or collected by Pocock during his travels through British Columbia. Subseries is arranged according to the order that photographs were processed.

3.3 Journey from Fort Macleod to Mexico City (1899 - 1900)

Subseries consists of photographs and a typewritten passage related to Pocock's journey from Fort Macleod, AB, to Mexico City. He set forth from Fort MacLeod on 28 June 1899 and arrived in Mexico City 21 January 1900. Photographs were likely collected by Pocock during his travels. Subseries is arranged chronologically according to order of location visited.

3.4 Journey with Randle Cecil (1913)

Subseries documents the journey of Pocock and Randle Cecil. Randle Cecil (1889 - 1917) was son of Lord Rupert Ernest William Gascoyne-Cecil, Bishop of Exeter, and in early 1913 Lord Gascoyne-Cecil asked Pocock to act as a guide and chaperon to Randle during an exploration of the Pacific North-West. For the main part of their journey, they traveled mostly by horseback from Calgary, AB, to Red Bluff, CA, over the later half of 1913. Subseries contains photographs and postcards of the locations they visited, and perhaps intended to visit, as well as some people they met (mostly unidentified) along the way. It is arranged into roughly chronologically into three files: Images from unknown locations, Images from Alberta and British Columbia, and Images from Washington to California.

3.5 Images of the Canadian Prairies [ca. 1913]

Subseries consists of photographs of unidentified people and places on the Canadian Prairies. It is unclear when these photographs were taken but the majority may have been created around the time of Pocock and Cecil's 1913 journey as they were crossing the Canada by train from New York to Calgary. One photograph was likely taken around 1890 as the style of it matches those in Pocock's 1890 scrapbook. Subseries is arranged according the order that photographs were processed.

3.6 Journey to Spitzbergen (1921)

Subseries consists of photographs from Pocock's expedition with Oxford University to Spitzbergen, an island in northern Norway. This expedition took place in 1921 and is documented in Pocock's 1921 diaries. Subseries is arranged according to the order that photographs were processed.

Pocock, Roger

3.8 Semi-Retirement at Charterhouse [ca. 1931]

Subseries consists of a photograph and negatives that are likely of Pocock as a pensioner during his residence at Charterhouse in London, sometime around 1931. Subseries is arranged according to the order that records were processed.

3.9 Images likely from Calgary Stampede [193-?]

Subseries consists of photographs of Indigenous people, likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations, and settlers taking part in parades and cultural exhibitions. Seems to be the Calgary Stampede though the year is unknown. Likely taken in sometime during Pocock's pensioner years in the 1930s. Subseries is arranged according to the order that photographs were processed.

Air League Bulletin, Vol. 2 No. 42 (October 1922)

Issue of the Air League Bulletin, a publication of the Air League of the British Empire. This issue contains an article about the world flight with details about those involved, the objectives, the itinerary, and foreseen weather issues.

Assorted envelopes

Four envelopes, two of which are addressed from Pocock to Harwood Steele and Miss Steele, and the other two are associated with different Pocock scrapbooks from unknown senders.

Continuous Discharge Certificate (1919)

A continuous certificate of discharge of Pocock for the British fishing trade. It was issued on 14 July 1919 and Pocock's last discharge was on 15 September 1919.

Envelope of negatives (1931)

An envelope containing 5 photographic negatives of images used in Pocock's book Chorus to Adventuresr. Writing on the front of envelope reads "1 Frontispiece - the Commissioner ; 1 copy - 3 prints about same size ; 2 Opposite page 27 - Letter Lord Kitchener ; 1 copy - 3 prints same size as in book". Writing on reverse reads "3 Opposite page 232 - Skull of sea serpent ; 1 copy - 3 prints same size ; 4 Opposite page 264 - ; SV- Frontiersman ; Captain Malins + Captain Macmillan ; copy of each also 3 prints ; of each same size as in book".

Images from Alberta and British Columbia

Files contains images of locations in Alberta and British Columbia from Pocock and Cecil's journey in 1913. Places are identified on the postcards and photographs either by Pocock's handwriting or by printed description. File is arranged chronologically according to order of location visited.

Images from unknown locations

Files contains images of unknown locations from Pocock and Cecil's journey. Most are likely places in British Columbia. File is arranged according to the order in which records were processed.

Images from Washington to California

Files contains images of locations in Washington, Oregon, and California from Pocock and Cecil's journey in 1913. Places are identified on the postcards and photographs either by Pocock's handwriting or by printed description.

Legion of Frontiersmen Handbook: East Cheshire Squadron [ca. 1905]

A handbook of the The Legion of Frontiersmen for the East Cheshire Squadron. This copy has a dedication bookplate printed on the front endpapers stating "This special copy was printed at the request of The East Cheshire Squadron for Roger Pocock whose ideals were the foundations of The Legion of Frontiersmen." No publication date is stated. It is accompanied by an envelope address to Capt. Charles Dudley in Berkshire, postdated 12 October [1905?].

Letter from A.S. Watt (17 June 1903)

Letter from A.S. Watt of A.P. Watt Literary Agency on behalf of Rudyard Kipling to Pocock dated 17 June 1903. Watt writes that Kipling will look at Pocock's book when he has time but that would likely not be soon.

Letter from G.E. Webster (23 April 1903)

Letter from G.E. Webster of Methuen & Co. to Pocock dated 23 April 1903. Webster promises to make suggestions for American publishers and puts forward "A Frontiersman" as the best title for the book.

Letter from G.E. Webster (5 February 1903)

Letter from G.E. Webster of Methuen & Co. to Pocock dated 5 February 1903. Webster suggests edits and additions to Trails of the Lost Legion (manuscript title for The Frontiersman).

Letter from G.E. Webster (8 April 1903)

Letter from G.E. Webster of Methuen & Co. to Pocock dated 8 April 1903. Letter acknowledges the changes to the draft that Pocock made, asks that he consider changing the title of the book, and discusses Pocock's royalties.

Letter from Harwood Steele (20 July 1928)

Letter from Harwood Steele to Pocock dated 20 July 1928 regarding Harwood trying to sell the motion picture rights possibly for his book Spirit of Iron. Harwood also writes about his health and goals.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Hilda Pocock to Flora Steele (2 November 1944)

Letter written by Hilda Pocock (sister of Pocock) to Flora Steele dated 2 November 1944. The letter is about Pocock's memorial. Included are four leaflets about his memorial and the Holy Trinity Church in Cookham, where the Pocock family vault is, and a list of the birth years of Pocock and his siblings.

Letter from J. Keble Bell to Harold Shepstone (30 July 1903)

Letter from J. Keble Bell of The Sketch to Harold Shepstone dated 30 July 1903. Bell requests that Pocock send him a copy of A Frontiersman and that Shepstone send him a review of the book. Shepstone forwards the letter to Pocock and writes on the reverse requesting that Pocock send Bell a copy of the book.

Letter from McClure, Phillips & Co. (8 July 1903)

Letter from Mary L. Bisland of McClure, Phillips & Co. dated 8 July 1903 regarding the contract from the American publishers regarding copyright to Pocock's book under the American title Following the Frontier.

Letter from Methuen & Co. (5 September 1902)

Letter from Methuen and Co. to Pocock dated 5 Septemebr 1902. Methuen writes that they are willing to publish Trails of the Lost Legion (manuscript title for The Frontiersman) under the condition that Pocock reformat it as an autobiography.

Letter to Daisy (25 May 1887)

Letter from Pocock to Daisy (his sister) dated 25 May 1887. He writes about arrangements for their mother's funeral.

Pocock, Roger

Letter to G.E. Webster (9 April 1903)

Letter from Pocock to [G.E.] Webster of Methuen & Co. dated 9 April 1903. Pocock writes that he is deliberating a new title for the book and addresses the royalty fees he expects.

Pocock, Roger

Letter to G.E. Webster (June 1903)

Letter from Pocock to G.E. Webster of Methuen & Co. undated, possibly from 5 to 10 of June 1903. Pocock writes about the edits he has made and justifies the passages he wants to keep.

Pocock, Roger

Letter to Harwood Steele (1 July 1930)

Letter from Pocock to Harwood Steele dated 1 July 1930 regarding the rejection to publish several of Harwood's writings. Pocock also writes about a veteran's dinner he attended.

Pocock, Roger

Letter to Harwood Steele (28 May 1930)

Letter from Pocock to Harwood Steele dated 28 May 1930 regarding the rejection to reprint or publish several writings of Harwood's and Pocock's attempt to meet with other editors.

Pocock, Roger

Letter to Rudyard Kipling (15 June 1903)

Letter from Pocock to Rudyard Kipling dated 15 June 1903. Pocock asks Kipling to confirm the accuracy of a reference to himself, then explains what the book is about, and asks for a written testimony from Kipling regarding Pocock's merits.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: envelopes; one with writing

Envelope probably originally tacked in 1885 scrapbook with Roger's November and December letters. On the envelope is written: "Letters of November & December 1884 My first two months in the Force". Included also are two bland and torn envelopes.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: John George Donkin quote and letter fragment

On one side is a handwritten extract from a book written by John George Donkin: "Trooper and Redskin in the North-West, Recollections of life in the North-West Police, Canada 1884-1888" likely describing Roger Pocock's experience with his frostbitten feet. On verso is one page of a crossed through letter, probably sent to Roger Pocock, but re-used for writing the quotation described above.

Pocock, Roger

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